The COVID True Believers™ have a glaring problem with their global pox narrative: Africa.
One would expect that a disease as allegedly contagious and deadly as COVID-19 is said to be would sweep through the continent of Africa, decimating countries and leaving them bereft of millions. Health care in Africa is generally poor, despite decades of investment by international organisations such as the WHO, GAVI and others. Combine this with generally poor populations who are unable to afford allopathic medicine, and you have a recipe for pandemic catastrophe. But is that what we’re seeing there?
Using data readily available from Johns Hopkins and assuming it to be correct and true (a dangerous assumption, I admit), it is startling to see the proportionality of the so-called COVID crisis in Africa. At the time this post was composed there were 221,868,505 cases and 4,585,508 deaths recorded globally. Africa accounts for less than 4% of cases and less than 5% of deaths.
Africa + Madagascar, Seychelles & Mauritius
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Republic of Congo
Now this data must be approached with some limitations. We cannot expect the full number of cases and deaths in these countries to be fully reported; indeed, the countries with the highest reporting capabilities are also the wealthiest with the most developed healthcare systems: South Africa, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, etc. It should not surprise us that the bulk of Africa’s reported cases and deaths occur in these countries. However, it is remarkable, even with this caveat, that the place where we would expect COVID-19 to have its most devastating effect accounts for not even 4% of the global case count, and less than 5% of the global death count. For a continent accounting for approximately 16% of the global population (1.6 billion), this is quite a surprising result.
So why might this be?
Well, there is a very crucial piece to this puzzle that must be accounted for. Ivermecin useage in Africa. Multiple researchers have noticed this, see Guerrero et al and Tanioka et al, among others. The data collected by Tanioka may be summarised in the following graph:
We will immediately notice that our wealthy and medically capable countries are also countries that are not generally using Ivermectin for non-COVID related parasitic or malarial medical issues.
Could this demonised and maligned “horse dewormer”, a successful and effective treatment for multiple medical issues across the jungles of Africa and proven safe for more than 60 years in humans, be a much needed treatment option in Europe, Asia and elsewhere? Thus, it is truly perplexing that western governments refuse to even consider ivermectin protocols such as those developed by McCullough et al (PDF download), Zelenko (PDF download) and Kory et al (PDF download) for the treatment of COVID illness. I will leave the question of why that might be for another occasion, but I think the almighty god Mammon might have a fair degree of influence upon western COVID policies.
Wherever you follow the ivermectin trail, we find the graves are mostly empty. Africa is a powerful case in point.